Business Administration Minor

For Non-Rutgers Business School students

Rutgers students from other schools, departments, and majors can expand their education and enhance their careers by earning a Minor in Business Administration at Rutgers Business School. The minor benefits any major by giving students skills and knowledge to compete globally while broadening their appreciation for how the world works.

The RBS Undergraduate Program created seven learning goals that shape the curriculum on the accreditation standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

RBS provides instruction and experiences to develop essential business skills that will enable our graduating students to pursue meaningful careers and make positive contributions to society.

Learning Goals

  1. Communication Skills – effectively communicate business concepts orally and in writing.
  2. Business Knowledge – demonstrate knowledge of basic business concepts
  3. Quantitative Skills – understand, analyze, and use quantitative data to make business decisions and report to stakeholders.
  4. Critical Thinking Skills – critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions.
  5. Information Technology Skills – demonstrate proficiency in the use of information technology.
  6. Ethics – understand and evaluate ethical issues and situations to make business decisions.
  7. Multicultural and Diversity – develop an awareness and understanding of the cultural issues that impact business operations in a global society.


A Minor in Business Administration augments all disciplines and expands career options and professional development. Virtually any position can utilize the learning goals. Students’ earning potential increases not only from course content and employer-recognized expanded education, but also from students’ own informed analysis and decision making.

Goals of the Minor

To acquire an understanding of the theories, principles, and practices in the foundations of business (accounting, finance, management, marketing, supply chain management).

To acquire the knowledge and understanding of the terminology used in business.

How to Apply

Students who are not enrolled in a Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program major can minor in accounting. Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. 2.5 grade-point average
  2. Completed 56 degree credits
  3. Prerequisites for courses they take
  4. Completed College Algebra and English Composition I and II

Visit the RBS undergraduate office at 1 Washington Park, room 324 to apply

Path to Minor

Rutgers Business School’s Undergraduate Program in Newark offers a minor in Business Administration to provide students with a strong foundation in the broad functional areas of business. The 24-credit minor consists of 8 three-credit introductory courses covering each of Rutgers Business School’s disciplinary areas. This combination provides a substantial and comprehensive overview of the major aspects of business administration.

The Business Administration minor requires the successful completion of the following courses:

Course # Title Cr
29:010:203 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
29:220:102 Introduction to Macro Economics 3
29:010:204 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
29:630:301 Introduction to Marketing 3
29:620:301 Introduction to Management 3
21:220:203/21:640:211 Statistics OR Statistics I 3

At least one of the following courses:

Course # Title Cr
29:220:101 Introduction to Micro Economics 3
29:623:220 Management Information Systems 3

and at least one of the following courses:

Course # Title Cr
29:390:203 Introduction to Finance* 3
29:390:329 Finance** 3

*Intro to Finance may NOT be used for any RBS major; Students planning to do a school to school transfer into RBS should NOT take this course.

**The prerequisite courses for Finance are: Introduction to Financial Accounting (29:010:203), Introduction to Managerial Accounting (29:010:204), Statistics (21:220:203), and Applied Calculus (21:640:119)